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A selection from the "Tomlinson Collection", manuscripts gathered by Abraham Tomlinson of New York and purchased by the Association
The historical notes are, with few exceptions, by H.B. Dawson
Includes bibliography and index
Introduction: New York city in 1767 [by H.B. Dawson]--The Stamp act riot: A letter written the day following, Nov. 2, 1765.--New York in 1770: The "Sons of liberty" [extract from a letter by B.Y. Prime]--Col. Marinus Willett's narrative: Seizure of arms from the British troops ordered to Boston --The Hickey plot: Letters from P.T. Curtenius, John Varick, Jr., and Solomon Drowne, M.D.--New York correspondence: Extracts from letters ... 1775 and 1776.--The battle of Harlem Plains: A letter written by Gen. George Clinton.--New York loyalists of 1776: Addresses to Lord and General Howe, and to Sir William Tryon, with the names of nearly one thousand signers.--Preparations for evacuation: Letters from Lieut.-Col. Smith ... in 1783.--Statement of William Butler, esq.: Account of the occupation of New York city, by the British, from 1776 to 1783.--Sir Henry Clinton's defence: Reasons for not attacking Washington ... near King's Bridge ... 1781